Your teaching style is Tony Jaa!
You are practical, some would say laissez-faire type of teacher. Pragmatism is at the heart of your modus operandi. You move in silence, cause no problems and just make it work.
Tony Jaa is a new kid on the block of martial arts cinema. His major claim to fame is bringing Muay Thai fighting to the mainstream fight scene. Muay Thai is also known as The Way of Eight Limbs, signifying the use of hands, feet, elbows, and knees equally as striking surfaces. Its practical approach rests on concentrating as much power into each blow as possible, to quickly immobilize the opponent and ready the fighter for the next one. On stage, he carries a matter-of-factly persona while attacking his opponents in the most efficient way using short-limb strikes such as knees and elbows. You came, you saw, you conquered...effectively and efficiently.
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The Art of Teaching is like a martial art - everyone has his/her style. What’s more, just like martial artists on the movie screen, teachers also have their style on exhibit in front of an audience. Is the teaching style captivating? Is it inspiring? Has it been mastered? Most importantly, is the teacher even self-aware of his/her teaching style?
Educators today are getting lost in the minutiae of gimmicky methods that become obsolete as society changes - and once their methods become obsolete, effectiveness declines. As effectiveness in the classroom decreases, stress from students, parents, administrators, and society in general increases exponentially. There are an infinite amount of skills and methods - but there are only a few principles that you, the educator, need to know to capture the hearts and minds of your students.
It starts with knowing who you are as an educator to then know how to inspire your students. In martial arts, self-discipline and mastery of the self are the foundation to success - this is no different from the teacher.
The Art of Teaching is the go-to manual for helping teachers understand how to win over the hearts and minds of their students. The Art of Teaching presents five guiding elements of effective teaching: the Dao, command, law, heaven, and earth. If these elements are fully understood and advantageously utilized by the teacher, then they will lead their students to victory.
Inspired by Sun Tzu's classic book The Art of War, The Art of Teaching provides pragmatic philosophies, skills, tactics, and strategies for teachers so that they may create a more caring, more creative, and more cohesive classroom. Entrepreneurs and CEOs have already enthusiastically and effectively incorporated the essential applicable principles of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War into their fields of work. Now it's time for teachers to benefit from these ancient lessons. The Art of Teaching applies The Art of War’s five elements of warfare to the context of the twenty-first-century classroom.